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raspy - making a harsh noise; grating; harsh
smear - spread or cover with a sticky substance; N: mark made by smearing
apotheosis - elevation to godhood; an ideal example of something
maelstrom - violent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF. stream
nugatory - worthless; futile
obscure - dark; vague; unclear; not well known; Ex. obscure meaning/village; V: darken; cover; make unclear; Ex. obscure the moon/meaning
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
dishearten - discourage
fraught - filled (with something unpleasant); full; Ex. fraught with danger and difficulties; CF. freight
titillate - tickle; excite pleasantly; Ex. not to titillate the audience but to enlighten it